Mora, also spelled mare or mara, is a female spirit from Slavic folklore and mythology. They are often depicted as household spirits, associated with the home and domestic life, but also with the power to cause nightmares, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
In Slavic folklore, Mora are believed to live in the corners of houses and barns, they are often associated with sleep and nightmares, they are believed to sit on the chest of people while they sleep, causing them to have nightmares or have trouble sleeping. They are also believed to be able to shape-shift into various forms, such as an old woman or a horse, in order to visit people while they sleep.
Despite their negative reputation, Mora are also believed to have the power to protect the home and its inhabitants. They are often invoked in rituals and ceremonies to bring good luck and prosperity to the household. They also serve as a reminder of the importance of sleep and how it affects our lives.
In modern times, the belief in Mora has largely faded, but they continue to hold a special place in the hearts of many people. They serve as a reminder of the importance of the home and of the role of women in the household. They also serve as an inspiration for people to take care of their sleep and protect it from negative influences.
So, next time you have trouble sleeping or have a bad dream, don’t blame it on the caffeine or your busy day, it might be Mora visiting you